Today’s Inspiration: Author Ernest J. Gaines

The Six Golden Rules of Writing: Read, read, read, and write, write, write.”  —Ernest J. Gaines


Ernest J. Gaines is an Army veteran and author. A few of his more famous works… The Diary of Miss Jane Pittman, A Gathering of Old Men and A Lesson Before Dying. 

“I write to try to find out who I am. One of my main themes is manliness. I think I’m trying to figure out what manliness really is.” -Ernest J. Gaines

“We all have much more in common than we have difference. I would say that about people all over the world. They don’t know how much in common that they have” -Ernest J. Gaines

“Sometimes you got to hurt something to help something. Sometimes you have to plow under one thing in order for something else to grow.” ― Ernest J. Gaines, A Gathering of Old Men 

I love his advice on writing and plan to squeeze in more time to read. I have stories to tell and the more I read and the more I write, the better I tell them.